About Us

The Northwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Partnership is a community based organization. It was established for educational and public service purposes. The Partnership intends “to showcase the industrial heritage of Northwestern Pennsylvania and encourage its future growth by collecting, preserving and exhibiting documents and artifacts that document the history of local industries with emphasis on the railroad and precision tool industries and the Keystone View Company and to provide a community event space.” The Partnership will implement this mission by offering hands-on interactive public educational programs and exhibitions serving as a regional attraction and distribution center for information on other area sites; and providing community meeting and activity space.

Five organizations joined together to make this idea a reality. They are:

  1. The French Creek Valley Railroad Historical Society (FCV)
  2. The Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA)
  3. The Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum (J-S)
  4. The Crawford County Historical Society (CCHS)
  5. The Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCC&VB)

FCV Railroad Historical Society

Vast video library recordings of past railroad employees.

NWPA Tooling & Machining Association

Advancement of precision custom manufacturing in Northwestern PA.

Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum

Photographic wonders of history’s tragedy and whimsy.

Crawford County Historical Society

Among NWPA’s oldest repositories of genealogical resources.

Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Glacier lake, wooded nature trails, state park, wildlife refuge.